One of the many questions I get here is how long and how hard do I have to workout. It can be very confusing because we can easily turn on the television and see an advertisement for the next great workout that promises, fat burn, chiseled body, energy etc. However if you look at the bottom of the screen you’ll see a little note saying “results not typical” or “results vary”. I in fact one day bought into one. It is a 90 day program and all of my favorite celebrities were trained by this one particular trainer. She herself looked amazing and her program seemed great. She guaranteed long lean muscle and a total body transformation. So instead of buying the 90 day program I purchased the 30 day book along with dvd. I received it and started reading immediately. I was a little skeptical about it but I thought maybe she really has something great going on here. I mean have you seen Gwyneth Paltrow? I wouldn’t mind having that body!
So I read the book and the diet alone looked as if you needed your own personal chef. I didn’t know what half the stuff was. So I then moved on to the dvd with exercises. It was a lot of leg lifts ab work….not very impressed but then the cardio part was her just dancing! I’m not a dancer to this totally did not appeal to me. Plus she wanted you to exercise 90 minutes a day. I don’t know many people that have that kind of dedication or time to give to just exercise.
So in order to help you all out and not have to work about buying a high impacted exercise program just use the F.I.T. principle.
Frequency= how often you exercise
Intensity= you can use your metabolic profile and workout in your target heart rate zones or a solid rule of thumb is work out at an intensity that you can maintain a conversation without being winded.
Time= how long your work out.
I suggest at least 4 times a week and for 30 minutes. Add in stretching at the end of your workout and you’ll be on the right track to success!!